The cricket test was proof of two things. (1) The U.K. deserved to lose its empire; and (2) the country was going to have trouble with immigration. Basically, it said that if you were an immigrant and you rooted for your country-of-origin in a cricket match, then your loyalties were suspect.
That is as stupid as it sounds. I could understand a “Sign up if the Germans attack” test, or a “Don’t cheat on your taxes” test, but a cricket test? Come on, man. Tens of thousands of Americans have died for this country even though they would fail that. Not in cricket, we don’t play that in America. But other real sports.
Me, I just failed it. I am rooting for Laura Sánchez. You have a problem with that?